Our store and café are currently open; galleries reopen soon. Read More.
Have any questions?
$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
FREE GALLERY ADMISSION
Don’t forget: gallery admission is free with a ticket to any same-day Wexner Center event. Simply show your ticket at our Patron Services Desk.
Working together under the name Ojoboca since 2010, Berlin-based artists Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are internationally renowned performers of expanded cinema. Using multiple 16mm projectors and sometimes 35mm slide projectors, their film events have been described as “lyrical, thoughtful, and sincere while playfully engaging with the politics of the absurd” (INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media).
Extinction Burst Rehearsal
Take, as an example, becoming a synthetic slug that has been reinforced to push a button. During your training, every time you pushed the button you received a synthetic iris by a synthetic hand as a reinforcer. So, whenever you are hungry you will push the button to be fed. However, if the button were to be turned off, you will try pushing the button just as you had in the past. When no iris is forthcoming, you will likely try again...and again, and again. After a period of frantic yet very slow activity, in which your pushing behavior yields no result, your pushing will decrease in frequency.
The Skin is Good
(2018, 12 mins., 16mm, color, silent)
(2018, 26 mins., 16mm, color & b/w, sound)
New Museum of Mankind
(2016, 30 mins., double 16mm, color, sound)
In addition to expanded cinema, Dornieden and González Monroy practice Horrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation. They are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.
This event is presented in conjunction with Cinema, Expanded, an exhibition curated by Ohio State Department of Art Professor Roger Beebe and on view at Ohio State’s Hopkins Hall Gallery October 15–November 29, 2018.
OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, left to right), photo courtesy of the artists
SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation